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#1 Regional Minerals Conference in the Midwest

April 15 - 17, 2019 | Duluth, MN

The 92nd Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Section of SME is THE top performing regional minerals conference in the Midwest. Featuring a wide range of sessions addressing pressing industry issues, emerging industry trends and latest industry technology developments this must-attend conference has a long history of being one of the top performing regional conferences in the iron ore industry.

About the SME Minnesota Conference

Mining for the Modern World

Every year, nearly 20 tons of new minerals must be provided for every person in the United States to make the things we use daily, from the iron ore used to build cars, buildings, and bridges to the copper used to carry the electricity powering your laptop.

To thrive in this modern era of mining we must rapidly adapt to the ever-evolving expectations of our industry. By leveraging technology, embracing modernization opportunities in operations and sustainability, and considering new mineral possibilities to broaden beyond the roots of the iron range, we insure a successful future.

A modern industry begins here.


Your understanding of what is happening in the industry


With attendees and exhibitors on how to address the top threats to your company


Solutions that you can implement today to help your tomorrow thrive

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Attending the SME Minnesota Conference is not only the perfect opportunity to boost your professional growth, but is the perfect conference to meet new like-minded individuals and explore new technologies and innovations on the show floor.

Take this opportunity to become part of a growing network of regional professionals and attend the SME Minnesota Conference in April 2019.

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